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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ROBERT VAUGHAN was born near Frankfort, Ky., April 6, 1828, and is a son of Walker and Fannie (Blackwell) Vaughan, natives of Franklin and Anderson Counties; their ancestors were from Virginia, and of English origin. Robert was reared and educated in Franklin County, and in 1847 went to Cincinnati and studied medicine, graduating from the Eclectic College in 1849. He commenced practice in New Castle, Ky., remaining there a short time, and in 1851 came to Louisville, and engaged in the drug business, which he continued three or four years. He entered the army, in 1862, as captain of Company I, Seventeenth Kentucky (Federal) Infantry, and in January, 1863, was promoted to lieutenant-colonel. Among the battles in which he took part were Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Siege of Corinth, Chickamauga, and many minor engagements. At Shiloh he was severely wounded in the head, and at Chickamauga was wounded in the leg, leaving him a cripple for life, and the effects of which finally forced him to resign. After the close of the war he engaged in the practice of medicine at Versailles, Ky., for fifteen years, and since 1883 has been in the general fire insurance business in Louisville. He was married in 1853 to Miss Pauline Culver, a daughter of W. E. Culver, of Louisville.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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